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Umberger Hall Data Center has been decommissioned

by Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services has been working hard for several years to remove old equipment across the university as part of K-State’s Converged Infrastructure project for K-State 2025. On July 7, 2017, ITS decommissioned the Umberger Hall Data Center. Continue reading “Umberger Hall Data Center has been decommissioned”

Free workshops: Film making, audio recording, graphic design, photo editing, and more

MDC logoStudents and faculty/staff are invited to participate in hands-on multimedia workshops on Tuesday evenings from Feb. 9 to March 29.  These are offered each semester by the Media Development Center. No enrollment is needed; just stop by 213 Hale Library at the times and dates below.   Continue reading “Free workshops: Film making, audio recording, graphic design, photo editing, and more”

Free multimedia equipment checkout for students, faculty, and staff

Free multimedia equipment checkoutK-State students, faculty, and staff can check out multimedia equipment such as laptops, digital camcorders, digital cameras, projectors and more for academic purposes.

Equipment reservations can be made by calling 785-532-4918 or emailing itacrecp@k-state.edu. Equipment can be picked up at 214 Hale Library. A K-State ID is required to verify identity.

See the Equipment Checkout website for details on polices, procedures, and available equipment.

Questions about IT resources can be directed to the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722. You can also search the IT Knowledge Base.

Departments: Free disposal of hard drives Nov. 3

photo of old hard drives by Dean Vellenga

Departments: Hard Drive Recycling Day is noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, on the Manhattan and Salina campuses to help properly dispose of old hard drives from university computers.

This service is free to K-State departments. A signed Hard Drive Recycling Day form is required for this service.  Continue reading “Departments: Free disposal of hard drives Nov. 3”

Hard Drive Recycling Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3

by Dean Vellenga

Hard Drive Recycling Day is scheduled noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, on the Manhattan campus to help departments properly dispose of old hard drives from university computers.

illustration of old hard drives
Departments can recycle old hard drives free of charge on Nov. 3

Departments should determine which records that are stored on the hard drives can be destroyed. Refer to the university’s Records Retention Policy and schedule, PPM Chapter 3090.  Contact university archivist, Cliff Hight (785-532-3420, chight@k-state.edu) if you have any questions about the retention length of records.  Continue reading “Hard Drive Recycling Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3”

IT Tools and resources to help you organize, connect and collaborate

How do you stay on top of your game all semester long? Many options are available to you for free, including Office 365 online apps, OneDrive storage space, Zoom audio and video conferencing, and select software.  Continue reading “IT Tools and resources to help you organize, connect and collaborate”

Did you know you can check out multimedia equipment for free?

Free equipment checkoutK-State students, faculty, and staff can check out multimedia equipment such as laptops, digital camcorders, digital cameras, projectors and more for academic purposes. Equipment can be checked out for up to three days, and a K-State ID is required to verify identity.

See the Equipment Checkout website to see what equipment is available and to learn about the checkout procedures and policies.

Questions about IT resources can be directed to the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722. You can also search the IT Knowledge Base.

5 free IT resources to start your semester

by Information Technology Services

Welcome, new and returning K-Staters!  Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a variety of resources and services for free. Use these first five to kick-start your semester:Free IT resources

  1. Get a free copy of Microsoft Office for personal use on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 phones.  See the installation instructions for Mac, for Windows, and for mobile devices.
  2. Connect your mobile devices to K-State’s wireless network.
  3. Install free Trend Micro Antivirus software (required for all computers connecting to K-State’s network).
  4. Subscribe to the K-State IT News blog to get the latest IT happenings.  Use “Subscribe by Email” in the right sidebar.
  5. Connect with the IT Help Desk on Twitter and Facebook.

More IT resources for K-Staters are on the Welcome to IT at K-State website. Send questions to the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722. You can also search the IT Knowledge Base.

Microsoft Office suite is free for all K-Staters

Free IT resources at K-StateAll K-State students and faculty/staff can now get the full Microsoft Office suite for free, as part of the university’s Office 365 site license.

Known as Office 365 ProPlus, the suite provides both desktop and mobile app versions of Microsoft Office.  It is for personal use and can be installed on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five phones.

In addition, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Operating System licenses are available to faculty/staff for all university-owned computers at no cost. Check with the technical support staff in your unit for more information.

For more details, see K-State’s Office 365 website (k-state.edu/its/office365). If you have questions, contact the IT Help Desk, helpdesk@k-state.edu, 785-532-7722 (toll-free 800-865-6143).

Windows 10 update for university-owned computers

by Eric Dover

On July 29, Microsoft will be releasing its new operating system, Windows 10. For university-owned computers, it is recommended not to upgrade to the new operating system for at least six months or until K-State can thoroughly test university systems compatibility with the new operating system.  Continue reading “Windows 10 update for university-owned computers”